Technology Grads Not Ready for Resurgent Economy

Monday Mar 7th 2011 by Staff

Only 8 percent of hiring managers say new IT graduates are "well-trained, ready to go."

ZDNet: A new Unisphere Research/SHARE/IBM survey of 376 IT executives found that only 8 percent of those surveyed believed workers hired right out of college were "well-trained, ready to go." Instead, 44 percent said that new hires had noticeable skills gaps, and nearly 40 percent said that IT hires were not sufficiently prepared to perform jobs within their companies.

Other noteworthy findings from the survey include the following:

  • 59 percent were hiring or planning to hire developers or programmers.
  • 36 percent are hiring analysts and architects.
  • 27 percent were hiring application managers.
  • About half of those surveyed will hire job candidates right out of school with no job experience.
  • The preferred degree among those surveyed was computer science.
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